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Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

A Letter from Kate Wolford as McKnight Releases a Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dear friends, As we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’ve been reflecting on the vision of racial justice and equal opportunity he sought to achieve. While we have made progress over the decades, our society […]

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Four Minnesotans Recognized as Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Heroes

  The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) have selected Angela Edwards of Minneapolis, Abdirizak Mahboub of Willmar, Millicent Simenson of Bemidji, and Jon Vang of St. Paul as this year’s Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Award Recipients. Each of 2017’s awardees will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and be honored […]

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Living our Values by Listening to our Grantees

  In our Strategic Framework, we outline four key values at The McKnight Foundation: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, and Respect. We take these values seriously, and do our best to intentionally incorporate each of them into our grantmaking and other business. When we say respect, we mean that we listen to diverse perspectives; we approach relationships […]

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Four Minnesotans recognized as Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Heroes

The McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) have selected Deborah Jiang-Stein of Minneapolis, Koresh Lakhan of Duluth, Qamar Saadiq Saoud of Minneapolis and Dr. Arne Vainio of Cloquet as the recipients of the 2016 Virginia McKnight Binger Unsung Hero Awards. Each of 2016’s honorees will receive a cash prize of $10,000 from […]

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Why a Positive Work Culture Matters

  UPDATE: In September, Great Place to Work and Fortune recognized McKnight as one of the nation’s best workplaces for women. Then, in October, we were named one of the best small workplaces (fewer than 100 employees) in the U.S.!   In a recent employee engagement and trust survey through the Great Place to Work Institute, The McKnight […]

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